Nicknamed Castillo del Lago, the mansion is currently owned by fashion designer Leon Max.
Madonna bought the mansion in 1993, but eventually sold it shortly thereafter in 1996. Originally designed in the 1920s by renowned architect John DeLario, the property is believed to be one of the first Spanish-style homes built in Los Angeles.
It’s also where 1930s mobster Bugsy Siegel set up an unauthorized gambling den and several scenes from Beverly Hills Cop were filmed.
The residence is located on top of a picturesque hill. It is made up of two towers, each of which offers a panoramic view of the iconic Hollywood sign.
Situated on a three-acre lot, the castle is surrounded by lush gardens, rose gardens, citrus trees, and fountains galore. The grounds also feature a sparkling lap pool, outdoor fireplace, two-car garage, and dreamy wisteria-draped central courtyard.
Spanning an impressive 10,513 square feet, the extension includes nine bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Internally, there are plenty of old-world architectural details: coffered ceilings, terracotta floors, intricate mosaics, sculpted archways, and wrought-iron accents throughout. A wood-paneled vintage elevator and library are among the home’s most notable features.
In the formal dining room, you’ll find a striking geometric ceiling resembling golden honeycombs. Elsewhere, the master suite multiple sitting areas and dual baths. Of course there is a media room, a wine cellar and a gym.